Choir leader in a kayak
Alongside singing and leading choirs, I love to kayak and spend time on the river and to reflect each Friday as my working week draws to a close. Episodes are uploaded on a weekly basis and if you subscribe to my channel then you’ll automatically receive the videos to watch.
I do hope you enjoy watching me in my element. Sometimes funny, always messy, invariably spontaneous and definitely created, made and sent with love. The first episode can be found by scrolling to the bottom of this page. You don’t need to watch them in order but it’s rather lovely to see them in chronological order to get a feel for the change of season, change of mood and change of attire!
Choir tour 2022. Highlights from Derbyshire.Our tour to Derbyshire was a roaring success. From Mountains to Caverns, Churches to Mills. We sang our socks off!
Spring Showreel 2022Here’s what being in one of our choirs looks and sounds like.
Spring 2022 Wonderful WorldSpring 2022
Cluedo Hard times come again no morespring 2022.
Magpies TrioDanny Boy Spring 2022
Happy St Davids DayHappy St David’s Day from the half Welsh Choir leader. Famous Welsh hymn writer William Williams wrote the Welsh hymn ‘Arglwydd, arwain trwy’r anialwch’ (Lord, lead me through the wilderness), in around 1762. Less than 10 years later it was translated into English by Peter Williams and became known as ‘Guide me, o thou great redeemer’. In 1983 my secondary school music teacher, Chris OHara wrote this fantastic arrangement which I sang with my school choir aged 17. 30 years later I teach it my own community choir. This video, taken in 2013 (or thereabouts) features so many singers & musicians who we’ve made music with and some who still sing with us every week. We miss & love them all. Happy St David’s day.
EP Abscission A Story BoardThe story never ends...........I am so proud to have written 5 songs and recorded them. My EP Abscission will be released on Bandcamp on 25.01.22. It's taken me a while, but now it's time. https://marybourne.bandcamp.com
EP RELEASE - Escape the CityJust a snippet from "escape the city" from my EP "Abscission". Release date 25.01.22. Written for voice, harp and strings. I'm half Welsh but don't speak the beautiful language myself. I invited Elisa Morris to add her angelic voice. Escape the city, find nature.
EP release - Get out of my headFrom Abscission EP 'get out of my head' featuring Todd Brown on double bass, Sam Nixon on backing vocals. Written and performed by Mary Bourne. EP release 25.01.22 https://marybourne.bandcamp.com/releases
EP RELEASE - MY CALLMy Call, featuring Jessa Liversidge. words and music by Mary Bourne. From Abscission EP. Release date 25.01.22 https://marybourne.bandcamp.com/releases
EP release - Shortest Day. 25.01.22Here's a wee snippet from my EP "Abscission". "Shortest day" featuring Kevin Fox on vocal percussion. EP available 25.01.22 on Bandcamp https://marybourne.bandcamp.com/releases
EP release - Abscission. 25.01.22This is a wee snippet from the title track of my new EP "abscission". Release date 25.01.22
New Years Eve 2021
Magpies, Cluedo & Heroines.A showcase of Singing it back choirs at Christmas. Magpies trio, Cluedo ensemble and Harmonies for Heroines choir. This was our final open rehearsal to prepare for our Rose theatre concert which was sadly postponed.
Prima Voce Christmas Showcase 2021Captured at our final rehearsal. A showcase of our Christmas repertoire. Our concert one week later was sadly postponed but we hope to perform in the New Year.